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Does cymbalta cause memory loss?

Does cymbalta cause memory loss?

Not common: No, memory loss is not a common side effect with cymbalta. It can cause drowsiness though. ...Read more

Cymbalta (Definition)

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an "antidepressant" medication. However, it is an approved treatment for a variety of indications to include (unipolar) depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (related to diabetic neuropathy, musculoskeletal and/or fibromyalgia). Pharmacologically, it primarily enhances 2 different neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine). It can cause a ...Read more

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Can cymbalta cause weight loss?

Can cymbalta cause weight loss?

Weight gain: All antidepressants can cause weight gain as part of their side-effect profile. In the case of Cymbalta it's uncommon. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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Can cymbalta cause hair loss?

Can cymbalta cause hair loss?

Yes: It is possible for Cymbalta to cause hair loss, even though rarely. If it happens to you, it really doesn't matter how rare it is! ...Read more

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Im now taking Zoloft 100mg cymbalta 30mg for 2wks then i will stop Zoloft and just take cymbalta... Will this cause weight loss or gain?

Im now taking Zoloft 100mg cymbalta 30mg  for 2wks then i will stop Zoloft and just take cymbalta... Will this cause weight loss or gain?

Generally: Some medications dont exactly cause weight gain but if you feel depressed sometimes you dont eat so when you take an antidepressant and start feeling better your appetite comes back and you end up gaining weight. This doesnt always happen but some people treat the weight gain as causal to the medication when in fact its due to improved mood which leads to improved appetite. Just watch what you eat. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Have a notebook with you to record important info: dates, appointments
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Carry your address with you always
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Place sticky notes around the house to help you remember
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Ask a friend or a family member to call you with reminders
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I 've decreased the cymbalta from 60-30mg (1 week ago) to see if it's causing the parethesia i've had. How do I know for sure if it is the cause?

I 've decreased the cymbalta from 60-30mg (1 week ago) to see if it's causing the parethesia i've had. How do I know for sure if it is the cause?

More questions: I probably have more questions than answers. If you cut the dose and the tingles went away, then likely yes it was the cymbalta. If the tingles are still present the only way to know is to change therapy. Antidepressants are like house keys. Only one fits just right (controls symptoms / minimal adverse events). It's likely to be trial and error to find the right key. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Keep a daily calendar of events
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Label places where you keep things like condiments, important papers
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Establish a daily routine
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Keep important phone numbers in prominent places at home and with you
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Does cymbalta cause glocama to worsen?

Does cymbalta cause glocama to worsen?

Cymbalta: Long-term high dose can further raise intra ocular pressure although rarely. Annual eye exams are recommended. ...Read more

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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more

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